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Day: January 14, 2011

Joe Paterno Earns Gerald Ford Award

While Joe Paterno has earned many accolades for his work on the football field, his many accomplishments off the field over the past sixty years have not gone unnoticed. He was honored again on Thursday night in San Antonio when he received the Gerald R. Ford Award at the annual NCAA convention. The Ford Award honors an individual who has provided significant leadership as an advocate for intercollegiate athletics on a continuous basis throughout his or her career.

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On Privatizing Liquor Stores, Conklin Is Opposed; Corman, Undecided

Governor-Elect Tom Corbett supports the privatization of Pennsylvania's state-run system of 625 retail wine and spirits stores. Local legislators are divided on the issue though.

Two Band Bash Winners Offered Chance to Play THON

Last night's THON Band Bash had twice the usual number of winners.

5 Cherry Lewis and Dave Joyce and the Slow Pitch Band were both named winners of the six band competition. THON Band Captain Kevin Swanson explained to the Collegian that the decision was simply too hard to make. The bands join 9 other performers scheduled for the 46-hour event (with line dances and the sweet jams of Larry Moore filling providing additional music).

IFC-PHC Producing YouTube Video to Feature Greek Leaders

The IFC and PHC are teaming up to do a promotional video showcasing some major Greek talent. The video—due out within the next two weeks—will highlight a variety of Greek leaders on campus and their accomplishments.

When asked why they chose to make a video, IFC president Dan Florencio said, “It’s a form of media we haven’t utilized in the past.”

While the IFC may not have exploited the viral nature of YouTube yet, some of their Greek broskis have: “Death to Greek Life”, a video made by ex-AEPi members, criticized the Interfraternity Council for their conduct over the past two years. When asked if this new, positive video was a response to the recently made “Death to Greek Life,” Florencio responded, “absolutely not,” adding, “[We’re] just featuring Greek talent in a new way.”

Penn State Basketball Mid-Season Report Card

Expectations were high for the Penn State basketball team going into this season. After adjusting to life after Jamelle Cornley's departure last year, where no leader ever stepped up and the Nittany Lions struggled to an 11-20 record, this year was supposed to be different. With four senior starters, this team was expected to compete for the top half of the Big Ten. After sixteen games, I'm still very shaky about this team.

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